The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources State Park in Smackover showcases Holiday Light Extravaganza each Friday and Saturday night through December 21 at Oil Field Park from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The museum will also host the event for one Sunday on Dec. 22.
This walking tour features over 200,000 lights and has a musical show by Santa’s Rock Band. Visitors can view different lighted scenes throughout the park including an ice castle with falling snow and a gingerbread village. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12.
The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources opened in 1986 and although the museum represents all of Arkansas’s natural resources, it is dedicated to the pioneers of south Arkansas’s oil and brine industries. South Arkansas was transformed by oil and the discovery of it here in 1922 gave birth to one of the wildest oil booms in history. The museum is situated in the midst of the historic 60-square-mile oil field and is located at 3853 Smackover Highway. Hours are: 8-5 Monday-Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. For more information visit here or call 870-725-2877.